Why the report is being published

Following the riots that occurred in towns and cities across England between 6 and 10 August 2011, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Official Opposition established the Riots Communities and Victims Panel and asked it to consider:

  • what may have motivated this small minority of people to take part in the riots;
  • why the riots happened in some areas and not others;
  • how key public services engaged with communities before, during and after the riots;
  • what motivated local people to come together to resist riots in their area or to clean up after riots had taken place;
  • how communities can be made more socially and economically resilient in the future, in order to prevent future problems; and
  • what could have been done differently to prevent or manage the riots.

Interim report



Executive summary and recommendations



Summary report



Tell Your Story

We welcome your opinions on the riots and the issues raised by the interim report.